Oconee County drug round up

  Fourteen people were being sought by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office in a new version of “Operation Infinity” drug sweep.  By 4 p-m Friday, seven of the 14 had been arrested.  The number included one person jailed in another state.  The charges against 14 include drug distribution and unlawful neglect of children.    

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Campus police make arrest

A 22-year old man from The Bronx, New York has been arrested by Clemson campus police and charged with stealing a book bag containing a laptop computer.  The theft occurred Thursday at the university library. According to ClesmonUniversity the man arrested, Edward Ortiz, is neither a Clemson student, nor an employee.  

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Wrongful death claim filed

A claim alleging wrongful death has been filed in OconeeCounty for an Asheville, North Carolina area woman who is the personal representative of the estate of Joshua Adam Silvers.  The 29-year old Silvers and a second person, 28-year old Michele Wright, were killed in a traffic accident the night of September 6, 2014 near Seneca.  Silvers and Wright were in […]

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Fair Play man charged with fraud and forgery

      A Fair Play man was jailed at Walhalla this week, charged with fraud and forgery in an investigation of someone’s stolen personal identity.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, six warrants were obtained against Ronnie Kipp Stancil, 25-year old resident of W. Fair Play Boulevard.  Stolen last year was a wallet that contained a debit card, a […]

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Sewer work Monday near Seneca

Residents on Reedy Fork Road near Seneca are being notified to expect sewer work to begin Monday and a partial obstruction on the road while the work is underway.  According to the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Tugaloo Pipeline Company will commence replacement of a sewer force main—100 feet of pipe in all.  Workers will also inspect the pipe left […]

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Temporary parking for Main Street businesses

Walkways are to be placed today in Walhalla on the south side of Main Street between College and Catherine streets to allow customers to access businesses from temporary parking spots.  Temporary parking is now available on a section of the block to the west.  Conduit has been installed for the electricity changeover at Bantam Chef.  However, according to the city, […]

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For flag vote, Alexander relied on faith

A Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Thomas Alexander opened his Bible for insight as to how he should vote when it came to taking down the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House.  The state senator from Oconee-Pickens voted with the majority of his colleagues this week in approving a bill, now signed by Governor Haley, that now […]

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Support and patience for Streetscape

  In recent days, Streetscape with its workers and equipment arrived on the block on which the Oconee-Pickens state senator makes his livelihood.  Senator Thomas Alexander is the proprietor of Oconee Office Supply on Walhalla’s Main Street.  He’s also a former Walhalla city councilman.  Alexander says he supports the current-day city council and its project to re-make the core commercial […]

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Robert Lee Bishop

Robert Lee Bishop, 50, of 100 Near Lake Circle, Seneca died Wednesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The family receives friends from 4-7 p-m Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  No formal service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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